Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL. In the blink of an eye, your loved one is gone. When someone close to you dies in an accident or careless act that could have been prevented, it is important to find an experienced wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the negligent party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Troy, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle your case from beginning to end and argue to get a complete settlement for your family to recover.

The wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them over 100 million dollars in damages. We represent even the most difficult cases which other law firms shy away from. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to take action, speak to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL today at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Troy, IL wrongful death lawyers are available to discuss your case, the options available to you, and determine how we can add value to your suit. Do not put it off;contact us now.

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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Though after your family member loses their life in a tragic accident, filing a legal claim is likely one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you speak to a wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL as soon as possible after your loved one's passing. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer representing you promptly, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator in your corner who will invest their time, talents, and resources toward your claim and will help you make the most out of your one chance to hold the responsible party accountable as a way to honor your loved one, provide support to your family through this challenging time, and keep others from befalling a similar tragedy in the future. You only have one opportunity to bring a wrongful death claim and you only have so long to file your suit as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you find the right lawyer to work on behalf of you and your family right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Troy, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer understands the significance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and obtain the finances to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Troy, IL wrongful death attorney, we hold this responsibility in highest regard and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death claim.

Wehn we become your wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL, we offer the following services for you as our client:

  • Provide you with guidance, support, and carefully weighed and presented legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Find and evaluate any relevant documents and other evidence that demonstrates of your loved one's death and proving legal accountability
  • Calculate the true and complete value of your claim, using the knowledge of medical professionals and other experts who can attest to how significantly the accident has and will continue to affect you and your loved ones
  • Handle all aspects of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary documents, and other administrative tasks
  • Negotiate with the defending party to secure the highest possible compensation
  • Be prepared to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury just how much you and your family have suffered, if the defense does not agree to a satisfactory settlement prior to trial

What are the Requirements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to receive the compensation required to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, your situation must be seen as a rightful claimant in the eyes of the law.

When determining whether or not you should file a wrongful death claim, you should wrongful death claim, you must:

  • Meet Missouri or Illinois laws on who is permitted to file a wrongful suit, based on the state where the accident took place.

    Missouri law gives certain types of family members priority in filing a wrongful death suit. If available, the spouse, parents, children, or grandchildren must be the ones to file. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. For wrongful death victims without any able family members from either of the first two groups, a third party decided by the court may file. In Illinois, the court names one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This representative is addressed in the suit, but it is still ultimately up to the court to will allocate and distribute funds to go to every eligible family member in the suit. If you are unsure whether you can file the suit in your state, speak to a wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL now.

  • Get your Troy, IL wrongful death claim filed in Missouri or Illinois court within the statute of limitations, or deadline.

    In Missouri you have three years from the date of their passing to file a claim. Illinois gives you only two years, or five years if the incident was intentional and violent. Two or three years is not much time at all. As such, important that you contact a Troy, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after losing your loved one.

  • Meet all the requirements for proving negligence and fault in the wrongful death case.

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. You need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to reasonably keep them safe from harm
    2. They breached that duty either through their action or inaction
    3. It was this breach of duty that caused your loved one to lose their life
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you have suffered damages due to the event of your loved one's death

You undoubtedly have experienced a number of overwhelming emotions about losing your loved one in a preventable accident. To make the responsible party pay for their actions, pay tribute to your loved one, and obtain the financial means your family needs to carry on with day-to-day needs, file a wrongful death suit. For the best chance of winning your Troy, IL wrongful death claim and to determine whether you can file a claim, count on the experienced Troy, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. Our expert team will help you make the most of the suit and get the damages you deserve. Though all the money in the world does not make up for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Troy, IL is a powerful step for countless families dealing with loss. Burger Law’s Troy, IL wrongful death attorneys grasp how important this is to you and we have the legal acumen and commitment to stand up to the responsible party and get the highest amount of compensation.

Our Troy, IL attorneys have experience fighting for and winning a variety of often complex tort cases. Click on the case type below to learn more.

Recovering Damages - Your Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL

The law allows families of wrongful death victims a way to collect damages and make the person responsible pay for their actions. When you win your wrongful death case, you typically receive damages as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded is dependent upon many variables. As knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL will work tirelessly and apply his knowledge to factor the full value of your damages. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement through the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, your Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL will demonstrate how this tragic experience has affected you,, your family, and your loved one before passing away.

The total value of your case is determined by a combination of factors. The damages you can collect are considered either economic or non-economic.

Damages in your wrongful death claim may include:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • End of life costs, such as funeral and a burial or cremation
  • The pain and suffering your family member experienced before passing away
  • You and your family’s mental anguish of losing a loved one
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of care, such as if the decedent was a father rearing two young children or an adult child caring for an elderly family member

Because of the various damages that can play a role, the value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What services and support did they provide to their family? Did they have any dependents? Did they lose their life in a mere accident or an overt act of violence? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die immediately without suffering? All these questions and many more will be considered in determining the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases like yours. Burger Law’s wrongful death lawyers go the extra mile, leaving no stone unturned in negotiating your damages and showing how the defendant’s negligence caused the death of your loved one. Hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL to lead the fight for you and your family and fight for the absolute compensation you deserve.

Take the first step toward winning your family's wrongful death case by contacting a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL today. Use our expertise, skill, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family carry on and keep the memory of your loved one alive. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our role as your personal counsel and advocate very seriously and will not rest until we win for you and your family. Talk with our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or send us a message now.


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